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Capt Ralph McGuire KIA 1943 Philippines

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Capt Ralph McGuire KIA 1943 Philippines

Posted: 4 Dec 2009 1:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
My ancestor was KIA while fighting the Japanese in Luzon as a conscripted civilian guerrilla in 1943. He was married to a Mary Kathleen Twohill who was later living in Sydney Australia.
According Capt McGuire's US Army Human Resource Report,
his wife (the women the Army was corresponding with in regard to his remains) was, in 1950:

Mary Kathleen [Twohill] McGuire (widow)
c/o Robin Twohill [her brother]
66 King Street
Sydney, NSW Aust

McGuire started out in the timber business in Seattle, and then went to the Philippines in the late 1920's to continue this work. His son by his first wife, Ralph Jr. was in the Navy during WWII, and then the State Dept., and eventually appointed as a US Ambassador in Africa in the 1970's.

Capt. Charles McGuire was married 1920 in Seattle to Marjorie Wheatly and she went with him to the PI with their young son Ralph (I found ship manifests). Ralph was born in Seattle in 1920, and his daughter Jean was born in Kolambugan, PI. in 1927. Marjorie Wheaton McGuire apparently left with the kids and is listed as divorced on the 1930 Lewiston, MT census in her father's house with the two children Ralph and Jean. This puts the divorce between 1927 and 1930. I would imagine Charles met and married Mary K. Twohill some time between 1930 and 1940 - but where?

I wonder how Charles met Mary Kathleen Twohill?

Did the Twohill family have business in the Philippines?

McGuire was working for the Findlay Millar Timber Company in Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte, PI. from the 1920's up to the early 1940's so he likely met her in the Philippine(?), or maybe McGuire was on business to Australia...

If this rings a bell with anyone, please let me know.

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
JSMcGuire 4 Dec 2009 8:25PM GMT 
JSMcGuire 4 Dec 2009 8:39PM GMT 
DATU81 15 Jun 2010 11:20PM GMT 
DATU81 15 Jun 2010 11:23PM GMT 
JSMcGuire 17 Jun 2010 1:55AM GMT 
paultwohill 20 Mar 2011 11:12PM GMT 
JSMcGuire 21 Mar 2011 1:45AM GMT 
haki33_1 16 Oct 2012 3:53PM GMT 
JSMcGuire 21 Oct 2012 12:40AM GMT 
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